The Tombs Times
6th Nov 1922
What lies beneath Ramses the II?
Reported by I.Parker
A month ago in the valley of the kings, which is a resting place for pharaohs when they die, Howard Carter discovered a sealed tomb belonging to tutankhamun the young pharaoh. The water boy was playing in the sand near Ramses the II’s tomb on his break when he found some stone and then the journey to the wonders of Tut’s tomb began.
It happened quite by chance after 6 years of excavation the young water boy, who was reported to be just 12 years of age, stumbled across a block of stone. Knowing exactly what it was he hastily covered it over running to tell Carter the news. A telegram was sent back to Lord Carnarvon to tell him they had found the tomb he had put his riches into.
It is a well known fact that Lord Carnarvon is a greedy man and was almost giving up. When he got the telegram he jumped for joy.Lord Carnarvon had asked for Howard Carter to tell him if he found anything. A clue to tut’s tomb was amazing and Carnarvon was coming over.
Meanwhile, in the hot days of the egyptian deserts, Howard and the team were clearing the rubble away hey soon found after lots of hot sweaty work they finally reached a sealed door.
After 2 days lord Carnarvon arrived whilst the lord had been travelling Howard had been to the Egyptian government to claim the right to open the tomb. As soon as he arrived on sight Howard showed him to the heavily guarded entrance of the tomb to tutankhamun’s tomb.
They went through the safety procedures and it appeared safe to enter. In the tomb was gold shimmering in waterfalls all around. A broken chariot, an ebony throne, a gold throne embedded with alabasta shimmering in the torch light to the left of carter there were 2 guards facing each other. Standing in the treasury in this enchanting moment Carter took a minute to thank Carnarvon “How can I thank you enough? You have funded me to find this.”he inquired “we will enter the burial chamber in 5 days.”
Sadly, before those 5 days were up Lord Carnarvon was in his hospital bed. Howard and his team entered the chamber and found the precious mummy.
Lord Carnavon from an insect bite. Tut had much the same mark in the same place others died from the same fate so Carter covered it over and people stopped dying. This may have been due to a curse.